Friday, 7 July 2017

Clint Eastwood - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (ItalianIl buono, il brutto, il cattivolit. "The good, the ugly, the bad") is a 1966 epicSpaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint EastwoodLee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach in their respective title roles.[5] Its screenplay was written by Age & ScarpelliLuciano Vincenzoni and Leone (with additional screenplay material and dialogue provided by an uncredited Sergio Donati),[2] based on a story by Vincenzoni and Leone. Director of photography Tonino Delli Colli was responsible for the film's sweeping widescreen cinematography, and Ennio Morricone composed the film's score including its main theme. It was an international co-production between Italy, Spain, West Germany and the United States.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Good the bad and the ugly poster.jpg
US theatrical release poster by Fred Otnes
Directed bySergio Leone
Produced byAlberto Grimaldi
Screenplay byAge & Scarpelli
Luciano Vincenzoni
Sergio Leone
Sergio Donati
English Version:
Mickey Knox
Story byLuciano Vincenzoni
Sergio Leone
StarringClint Eastwood
Lee Van Cleef
Eli Wallach
Music byEnnio Morricone
CinematographyTonino Delli Colli
Edited byEugenio Alabiso
Nino Baragli
Produzioni Europee Associati (PEA)
Arturo González Producciones Cinematográficas
Constantin Film
United Artists
Distributed byPEA (Italy)
United Artists (US & UK)
Release date
  • 23 December 1966 (Italy)
Running time
177 minutes
West Germany
United States[2]
Budget$1.2 million[3]
Box office
The film is known for Leone's use of long shots and close-upcinematography, as well as his distinctive use of violencetension, and stylistic gunfights. The plot revolves around three gunslingers competing to find fortune in a buried cache of Confederate gold amid the violent chaos of the American Civil War (specifically the New Mexico Campaign in 1862), while participating in many battles and duels along the way.[6] The film was the third collaboration between Leone and Clint Eastwood, and the second with Lee Van Cleef.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was marketed as the third and final installment in the Dollars Trilogy, following A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More. The film was a financial success, grossing over $25 million at the box office, and is credited with catapulting Eastwood into stardom.[7] Due to general disapproval of the Spaghetti Western genre at the time, critical reception of the film following its release was mixed, but it gained critical acclaim in later years. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is now seen as one of the greatest and most influential Westerns of all time.

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